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An interview conducted by Cornelis Hulsman and Father Joannis from the Coptic Orthodox Church
On the evening of 3rd July, the Summer School students watched the thought-provoking film One Hand: The Movie, an intense film focusing on Muslim-Christian relations in revolutionary Egypt, following the January 2011 bombing of the Coptic Orthodox Two Saints Church in the city of Alexandria.
The Vatican News website praised the good relation between President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī  and Christians in Egypt. Since al-Sīsī assumed the Presidency of the Arab Republic of Egypt in 2014, he has made several friendly gestures towards the local churches, especially the Coptic Orthodox Church,...
The Alexandria Criminal Court has sentenced the defendants, Nāṣir and ʿAlī al- Sāmbū, to 25 years in prison for killing Coptic citizen Ramsīs Hirmīnā and injuring two others.
The Ministry of Interior issued a statement revealing the circumstances of the abduction of a six-year-old boy from the village al-Shāmiyya who was playing in front of his house when two unknown men wearing masks on a black motorcycle kidnapped him.
Three gunmen on a motorbike kidnapped the Coptic child, Amīr Nadī ʿIzzat Yūsuf, in front of his house in the village of Shāmiya, the centre of Sāḥil Salīm. His father, Nadī ʿIzzat , was shot trying in vain to pursue the kidnappers, but sustained no serious injuries.
The Diocese of Samāllūṭ headed by Archbishop Pavnotios [Bifinūtiyūs], thanked the head of the “Fund for Honoring the Martyrs and Victims of the Missing and Victims of War, Terror and Security Operations”, for including the Coptic martyrs in Libya in their care.
The Coptic Church commemorated the martyrdom of the two martyrs of terrorist attacks in al-ʿArīsh, Northern Sinai, Rev. Fr. Mīnā ʿAbūd and Rev. Fr. Rāfāʾīl Mūsā.
On June 23, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) submitted documents to the ‘Fund for Honouring Martyrs, Victims, Missing and the Injured of War, Security Operations and Terror Attacks, and their Families’, regarding the Egyptian Coptic martyrs who were killed by Dāʿish in 2015.
Rev. Fr. Armiyā ʿAbdu thanked General Hishām Farīd, the commissioner of the Banī Suwayf police station, and Ashraf al-Khūlī, head of the investigations of the Banī Suwayf police station, for their success in containing a sectarian dispute.


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